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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Veteran Fellows

interview with Jacquelyn Schneidervia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, October 22, 2021

The younger generation “coming home” and the military’s role in campus life and the IT sector.

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Studies In Generalship: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Brigadier General Meir Finkel of the Israeli Defense Force discuss Finkel’s latest book, Studies in Generalship: Lessons from the Chiefs of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and how to evaluate the effectiveness of military leaders.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Brigadier General Meir Finkel on Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00am PT.

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Pacific Century: From Mao To Now: David Shambaugh On China‘s Leaders

interview with David Shambaugh, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, October 14, 2021

A discussion with China expert David Shambaugh on the history of China‘s paramount leaders.

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Why Did Things Go Astray in Afghanistan?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 11, 2021

A History Working Group seminar with Carter Malkasian.


H. R. McMaster: Afghanistan 2001-2021: Evaluating The Withdrawal And U.S. Policies - Part II

with H. R. McMastervia Hoover Daily Report
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on "Afghanistan 2001-2021: Evaluating the Withdrawal and U.S. Policies - Part II."

The Futility of a Beijing-friendly Strategy

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Friday, October 1, 2021

One unique aspect of America’s strategic competition with China is the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) weaponization of all domains of U.S.-China bilateral interactions. From Mao to Xi, all dealings with the U.S., ranging from trade, supply chain, cultural exchange, diplomatic routines, to academic and scientific research, engineering innovation, and defense technology development, have been viewed as nothing but matters of “struggle,” an essential Leninist strategy that centers on the uncompromising nature of the inner contradictions between socialism and capitalism.

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GoodFellows: “Always Be An Autodidact”

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering questions ranging from the future of US-Sino relations, sovereign debt, vaccine stockpiling, and bitcoin to advice for young students, the fellows’ favorite scholars, and movies related to their respective fields.

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The Lin Biao Incident And The People’s Liberation Army Of Purges

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A hallmark of communist military culture is the ruthless purge of the most senior commanders who are considered able but simultaneously threatening to the supreme leader. During the Great Purge of the 1930s, Stalin purged three of his five Red Army marshals, thirteen of his fifteen army commanders, and eight of his nine admirals.

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Dented, Not Damaged: The American Empire After Afghanistan

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Friday, September 24, 2021

When small, even middle-sized powers make grievous mistakes like fighting a losing war or ignoring deadly threats, they risk their place in the global hierarchy or, worse, their existence. Thus did France and Britain when they failed to fight Nazi Germany in the Thirties while still in position of strategic superiority. 

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Afghanistan Post-Mortem

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Friday, September 24, 2021

The United States has lost its longest war. After twenty years of conflict and nation building in Afghanistan, the U.S.-backed Afghan regime collapsed like a house of cards in just a few weeks after the announced departure of American and NATO troops from the country. A final flurry of activity by the U.S. military managed to rescue 123,000 people from Kabul, but as Winston Churchill once said of Dunkirk, “Wars are not won by evacuations.”


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